ASTM E2209 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of High Manganese Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E2209 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The chemical composition of high manganese steel alloys must be determined accurately to ensure the desired metallurgical properties. This procedure is suitable for manufacturing control and inspection testing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides for the analysis of high manganese steel by spark atomic emission spectrometry for the following elements in the ranges shown:


    Conposition Range, %



    Aluminum (Al)

    0.02 to 0.15

    Carbon (C)

    0.3 to 1.4

    Chromium (Cr)

    0.25 to 2.00

    Manganese (Mn)

    8.0 to 16.2

    Molybdenum (Mo)

    0.03 to 2.0

    Nickel (Ni)

    0.05 to 4.0

    Phosphorus (P)

    0.025 to 0.06

    Silicon (Si)

    0.25 to 1.5

    Note 1The ranges represent the actual levels at which this method was tested.2 These composition ranges can be extended to higher compositions by the use of suitable reference materials. Sulfur is not included because differences in results between laboratories exceeded acceptable limits at all analyte levels.

    1.2 This test method may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A128/A128M Specification for Steel Castings, Austenitic Manganese

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E305 Practice for Establishing and Controlling Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves

    E353 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Stainless, Heat-Resisting, Maraging, and Other Similar Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloys

    E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques

    E1059 Practice for Designating Shapes and Sizes of Nongraphite Counter Electrodes

    E1329 Practice for Verification and Use of Control Charts in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method

    E1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115403(Spectrometers); 11101704(Steel)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2209-13

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2209-13, Standard Test Method for Analysis of High Manganese Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013,

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